Decolonization, Appropriation, Yoga as Liberation + Manifestation Practice: A New Year Intensive Workshop


About the event

12:30PM - 4:30PM


Ready to decolonize, honor and liberate? 

It is possible. Join us in a ground-breaking experience and journey sharing principles of social justice, yoga and healing liberation. 

In this workshop, we will experience powerful practices from the yogic tradition, breathing, and meditation that help support mending our spirits as we act, decolonize, transform, care, and support ourselves and others as we work towards liberation.

What to expect: 

Thought provoking, insightful, edgy, and intuitive, your skilled guides, Constanza Eliana and Susanna Barkataki, will guide you on an exploration through places you may not have been before in a yoga studio or your life. Sacred texts, philosophy, discussion, yoga asana practice, meditation, and reflection will illumine your journey. You will dive into the mind, body, and heart, ask critical questions, practice radical care, connect in community, and deepen your joyful resolve for 2020 with more yogic manifestation and liberation.

You will need:

A yoga mat, journal, comfy clothes you can move and breathe in, and an open mind and heart.

You will get: 

    •    Thought provoking knowledge on how to honor the roots of yoga

    •    Tools to decolonize your practice

    •    Clarity on your year and goals with insights from the yoga tradition


Constanza Eliana Chinea + Susanna Barkataki


SUSANNA BARKATAKI is overjoyed to return to Los Angeles to connect with you for this special workshop. She has practiced yoga her entire life, is an Indian yoga culture advocate, trainer, writer and teacher. She runs YTT 200 and 300 hour trainings as the Founder and Director of Education for Ignite Institute for Social Change and Yogic Studies. She is the creator of the Honor {Don’t Appropriate} Yoga Summit and Framework and creator of dedicated to bringing yoga and equity tools where they are needed most. She is the author of the book Honor Yoga’s Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice. She has an Honors degree from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Education from Institute of Humane Education, and is an E-RYT 500 Teacher, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist and an Ayurvedic practitioner. She is honored to teach in the Sri Adi Shankaracharya lineage in the Hatha yoga tradition and is ordained into the mindfulness tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Susanna supports clients in expanding their leadership integrating authentic yoga through training, speaking, online courses, consultations for studios, companies and nonprofits. 

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CONSTANZA ELIANA CHINEA (She/Her) is a Latinx certified Yoga Instructor who has a total of 10 years of experience in the industry and over 300 hours of training in Yoga, trauma, and anti-racism. She began teaching and consulting after noticing a need for diversity and representation in the industry. She now teaches Yogis and entrepreneurs how to decolonize their practice, create equity for teachers of color, and build inclusive spaces in the community.

She has been featured in Voyage LA Magazine and The Rising Woman Project. She is the creator of trainings like Embody Inclusivity and Unpacking Spiritual Bypass, and is the host of WOC Spill the Tea, a women of color panel discussing politics, social justice, and anti-racism.



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